Surprise! A physique update! 🙂 This was yesterday afternoon/post 2 gallons of water. But I’m so excited!!!! And as my bestie told me today – I’ve worked hard and want to win, and just may. But if I don’t ever win another competition again, God wants me to have joy regardless. He doesn’t look at me and count the trophies I accumulate. He looks at my heart.
I read something not long ago (and I’m sure it was God’s perfect timing with me getting close to competitions) and I thought I’d share it with y’all- it has definitely touched my life. It talks about truly finding joy in reaching our personal best and also in seeing others reach their personal best (the point being that our pursuit of anything shouldn’t be about recognition in the first place, it should be because we simply love it!). ❤ I italicized what stuck out to me as a direct application to my competitive career. Hope it touches you like it touched me! This will likely be my last post till the show so byeeeeeee! 😗
An excerpt from The Freedom of Self-Forgetfulness by Tim Keller:
“The more we get to understand the gospel, the more we want to change. Friends, wouldn’t you want to be a person who does not need honour –nor is afraid of it? Someone who does not lust for recognition –nor, on the other hand, is frightened to death of it? Don’t you want to be the kind of person who, when they see themselves in a mirror or reflected in a shop window, does not admire what they see but does not cringe either? Wouldn’t you like to be the type of person who, in their imaginary life, does not sit around fantasizing about hitting self-esteem home-runs, daydreaming about successes that gives them the edge over others? Or perhaps you tend to beat yourself up and to be tormented by regrets. Wouldn’t you like to be free of them? Wouldn’t you like to be the skater who wins the silver, and yet is thrilled about those three triple jumps that the gold medal winner did? To love it the way you love a sunrise? Just to love the fact that it was done? For it not to matter whether it was their success or your success. Not to care if they did it or you did it. You are as happy that they did it as if you had done it yourself –because you are just so happy to see it.”